For travellers and quick deciders! Enrolment deadline: September 30. Total costs for transfer Havana -Cienfuegos - Havana, tournament participation and lodging and food only 160 euros. October 8-12 First Open International 10x10 Tournament Cuba
Wednesday October 8 – arrival in Cienfuegos, technical meeting
Thursday October 9 Round 1 and 2
Friday October 10 Round 3 and 4
Saturday October 11 Round 5 and 6
Sunday October 12 Round 7 and Award ceremony
It is for the first time, that foreign participation is allowed in a Cuban draughts tournament. Four draughts fans from Costa Rica already honored the efforts of the Cuban draughts community by confirming their arrival to Cienfuegos. The Cuban draughts community is in the process of establishing a national draughts federation.Tournament system
The tournament will be played according to the Swiss system: 7 rounds, with two rounds on the first three days and one round on the last day. Playing venue
Hotel Punta Caves Participants
The strongest players from Cuba have confirmed their participation. Special Hospitality package offered to foreign players coming to Cuba
- transfer Havana – Cienfuegos – Havana 50 Cuban convertable dollars* per person or in case of more than 5 players, 20 Cuban dollars per person.
- stay in hotel Punta Caves from October 8-12, all meals included, in double rooms 150 Cuban dollars per person.
You will not find a cheaper solution for a very nice stay in Cuba! Youth players as well as veterans of course are also very welcome to come and take part in the competition.
This is a very special tournament for the Cuban community and the list of foreign participants needs to be coordinated with the government. For this reason, the enrolment deadline is Tuesday September 30th. Please send your enrolment no later than Tuesday September 30 to:[email protected]
with cc to e-mail addresses [email protected]
and [email protected]
Cienfuegos is a place that you must have visited, it's city center is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Plane tickets and visa
Of course, players need to arrange for their own plane tickets. Visas can be obtained through your airline upon arrival in Havana, you can find more information on lonelyplanet.com.
Don't wait and shop for your ticket to this unique and first time international draughts experience in Cuba. Please note, that it should be possible to – on your own initiative of course – extend your stay to admire more of this beautiful and still mysterious island. Buen viaje!
* The Cuban convertible dollar is linked to the US dollar. With a maximum price of 200 dollars (in case of 50 dollars per person airport transfer), the cost on Cuba for the tournament inclusive of hotel and meals is the equivalent of ca 160 euros.Disclaimer: this information is being shared by Marcel Kosters. Marcel Kosters is only sharing this information and does not accept any responsibility for travel to and / or participation into this event. For further information and enrolment, non-Cuban players are kindly requested to contact [email protected].